Richard & Bonnie Robbins Chair
Professor, Associate Chair and Director of Graduate Studies
• Director, Multi-Scale Technologies Institute (MuSTI)
Director, Multi-Scale Systems & Sensors Group
Integrated Microsystems Enterprise, Faculty Co Advisor
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Office: 906 MEEM
Professor; PhD, Oklahoma State University
Expertise: Micromechanical Systems, Nanotechnology
Micromechanical machining processes are direct material removal
microcutting tools or energy processes. They include milling, drilling,
diamond machining, laser machining, focused ion beam machining,
etc., to produce component features in the micrometer regime. These
are very rapid removal processes and are therefore suitable for
lowcost design concept development and prototyping at the microscale.
Bio-inspired nanotechnologies offer solutions to many challenges
in sensing. Of particular interest is protein-based sensing and
energy transduction for signal output.
- Friedrich,C, Avula,R, Gugale,S, “A Fluid Microconnector
Seal for Packaging Applications,” Journal of Micromechanics
and Microengineering, Vol. 15, 2005, pp.1115-1124.
- Friedrich,C and Kulkarni,V, “Effect of Springback on Micromilling
Forces,” Microsystems Technology Journal, Vol. 10, No. 6-7,
2004, pp. 472-477.
- Arcand,B, Butala,N, Friedrich,C, “Design and Modeling of
an Active Positioning Device for a Perimodular Cochlear Electrode
Array,” Microsystems Technology Journal, Vol. 10, No. 6-7,
- Li, J, Friedrich, CR, Keynton, RS, “Design and Fabrication
of a Miniaturized, Integrated, High Frequency Acoustical Lens-Transducer
System,” Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, Vol. 12, No. 3, May 2002, pp.219-228.